BIOGRAPHY

Chris Marshall, who goes by the professional name ‘Marshall’, balances his performance schedule with his flourishing career as a composer and arranger. Many of Marshall’s works have been performed by some of the World’s leading orchestras such as Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera and the Ulster Orchestra.

In 2018 , to mark the 100 year anniversary of the End of WW1, The Welsh Proms commissioned Marshall to write a brand new work called ‘’Homecoming’’ which was premiered on the last night by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 

His growing portfolio of compositions, includes the music for Heartstrings (no 1 download on iTunes) which was recorded for Classic FM/Decca in 2012 and was featured on Claire Jones’ album - Girl With The Golden Harp. Marshall has composed Bluestone and arranged many tracks on Claire’s chart topping album Journey. In addition, Marshall has composed music for TV adverts including a track for Clogau, shown internationally, and for ‘Fishermans Friends’ shown in the USA. 

 In 2017 he was commissioned to arrange and conduct a new album with the Portuguese singing sensation, Yolanda Soares, with whom he has performed at the Tivoli Theatre Lisbon and Colisseum in Porto. 

His career highlights as a percussionist include appearing with the BBC symphony Orchestra, English National Ballet, London Mozart Players, The Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Chris has also worked on many productions in London's Westend and international touring shows in the UK, Europe and China, these include; We Will Rock You, Wizard of Oz, Zorro, Carousel, West Side Story, Evita, Love Beyond, Big, Bat Out of Hell and Elf the Musical.

 Chris has a passion for playing instruments from all around the world, and it has resulted in seeing him perform on numerous recording sessions for TV and film. He also performs as part of Deuos with his wife the world-renowned Claire Jones, former Official Harpist to HRH Prince Charles.  This unique duo has toured extensively throughout the UK and in the USA. In April 2019, the group performed the premier of Chris’ double concerto for harp and percussion in Richmond, Virgina.  In 2021 Deuos plans to tour across the US next year with the UK premiere to follow.